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WriteNow Berlin, is a dynamic writing platform that harnesses the power of words to tackle one of the most pressing challenges of our time: climate change. We believe that through the art of writing, we can ignite a global conversation about the urgent need for sustainable practices and inspire action towards a healthier planet. Together, let’s use our collective imagination to make a lasting impact on the planet we call home.
Our journey began in August 2019, fueled by a deep concern for the rising wave of right-wing populism and its cascading effects on societies worldwide. Initially, we focused on playwriting as a means to combat injustice, inequality, and discrimination. Writing plays became a therapeutic outlet, offering solace from feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness. By creating a platform where like-minded individuals could gather and support one another, WriteNow Berlin became a catalyst for change, generating interest in writing plays that shed light on contemporary issues.
But as we evolved, we realized that the power of words knows no boundaries. Our mission expanded beyond playwriting, and we now invite individuals from all walks of life to submit their work in any genre or medium. Whether it’s a captivating scene from a play, a thought-provoking short story, a poignant poem, or any imaginative expression that fuels your passion, we welcome it all. By embracing diverse forms of creative expression, we strive to unlock the true potential of the written word.
At WriteNow Berlin, we see writing as a way to make things better. It can create change, raise awareness, and inspire action. We believe that every submission is like a spark that can lead us to a brighter future. Together, we can use our voices to make a big impact on addressing climate change, extending far beyond just our writing.
When you join our vibrant community, you’ll find a supportive network of like-minded individuals who share your passion for effecting positive change. Together, we strive to create a collaborative environment where ideas flourish, perspectives intertwine, and the power of storytelling is harnessed to its fullest extent.
Whether you’re an experienced writer or someone with lots of creative ideas, we welcome you to join us on this exciting journey. Let your imagination fly and use your words to make a positive impact on the environment. Join WriteNow Berlin today, and together, let’s change the way we talk about climate change.
Together, we have the power to make a difference—one word at a time.
Project Coordinator: Secil Honeywill
Secil Honeywill is a theatre translator, writer, director, and producer with a passion for taking positive action on climate change. She founded WriteNow Berlin in 2019 to encourage conversations about the environment through writing. In her workshops, Secil prioritizes embracing the messiness of creativity and defeating the perfectionist lurking in every writer’s mind. Her exercises and prompts are designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their writing experience.
She also runs storytelling workshops with Hug Your Stories and collaborates with people working to shift our systems towards climate justice, clean energy, circular economy and sustainable lifestyles.
Why are narratives important? How can you use narratives and tell your story in the environmental space? Secil Honeywill, Founder of WriteNow Berlin, and Ece Ozdemiroglu, Founding Director of eftec, discussed these questions as well as their experience communicating narratives through varying mediums and styles to different audiences. To watch the interview click here: